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We will be performing scheduled maintenance on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT. Service is expected to be restored by 10:00 AM EDT. However, this could run over. During this time Independent Study exams will not be available. Please contact us if you experience any issues outside of this maintenance window.

EMI Goes Green: Student course materials will no longer be available in printed format as common practice. Learn more about EMI's efforts to go green, and details about downloading student materials.

The EMI MEPP application window is now CLOSED. ALL applicants will be notified by mid-August of their status.

The MEPP CSEPP Series in both Kentucky and Colorado application window is now CLOSED. All applicants will be notified of their status by mid-October

The MEPP California Series will accept applications August 1 - September 28, 2018.

Required Prerequisites

There are 10 total prerequisite courses required to apply to the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP). Applicants must complete all of the prerequisite courses listed below BEFORE submitting an application for MEPP.

  1. L/K0146, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
  2. IS-100, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  3. IS-120, An Introduction to Exercises
  4. IS-130, How to be an Exercise Evaluator
  5. IS-200, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  6. IS-230, Principles of Emergency Management
  7. IS-235, Emergency Planning
  8. IS-700, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  9. IS-775, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations
  10. IS-800, National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
  11. OR, graduation from the Basic Academy, during or after 2018.

Due to changes in policy and doctrine, independent study courses are frequently updated. It is recommended that you review the contents of the IS courses and look over the updated materials. If you have already passed the exam for the IS courses listed above and you choose to retake the exam, your completion certificate will reflect the date of your fist completion, not the date you retake it.

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